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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Have Work-Related Pain?

Do you have work-related pain in your neck, shoulders, arms or hands? Do you work in an office environment, and are you between ages 21-65? If so you may be eligible to participate in a study of a new approach to reduce symptoms and improve function. Study involves six visits to Georgetown University Medical Center and is free. You will also receive up to $100 for participating. If interested, call (202) 687-3076.

Female Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-45 to participate in studies of the effects of reproductive hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be asked to participate in one of several protocols. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Male Teens Needed

You and your 12-16 year old son may be eligible to take part in a research study on adolescent emotions at the National Institute of Mental Health. Payment will be provided. Volunteers should have no current or past psychological treatment. For details, call Barbara Usher, 496-4431.

Male Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking male volunteers ages 18-45 to participate in a 5-month study of the effects of reproductive hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must be free of medical illnesses and not taking any medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be asked to participate in one of several protocols. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Alzheimer Study Recruits

NIMH's Geriatric Psychiatry Branch is offering the opportunity to participate in a longitudinal study of Alzheimer's disease. Sought are men and women age 50 or older who have a first degree relative diagnosed with AD, and those who don't have the illness in their family. The initial evaluation takes about 2 hours and includes a physical examination and cognitive testing. Call Judy Friz for more information, 435-6058.

Men Needed for Arousal Study

University study seeks healthy men, 18-60, for 3-hour laboratory assessment. The purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of factors that affect sexual functioning. Two types of volunteers are needed: men with erection problems and men without any sexual problems. A $40 payment is provided. If interested, call Jay Stone at (301) 295-3672 for more information.

Long, Short Sleepers Needed

The Clinical Psychobiology Branch, NIMH, is looking for volunteers ages 18-31 who either routinely sleep 9 or more hours, or, 6 or fewer hours. Volunteers must have no sleep disturbances or insomnia, plus no history of mental illness. Volunteers must be in good general health and not taking any medications or birth control pills. The study requires living on the NIH research unit in Bethesda for 4 consecutive days. For more information call 496-6981. Healthy volunteers are needed for an NIH study of seasonal changes in vital signs. The study involves four brief clinic visits between September and March. No blood is drawn. Volunteers will be paid. For more information call 496-4168.


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